Tag Archives: social networking

Top 10 Failed Social Media Sites

Our friends over at MyLife.com have created an infographic on the top 10 failed social media sites (below the fold). Agree/Disagree with their ranking?  Why? Let us know in the comments.Read the rest of this entry

The “Rules” are Still New

Social media’s integration with public relations and marketing is still “new.” There are some that are slow to truly understand how we, as PR and marketing pros, can make all these puzzle pieces fit. When is Twitter relevant for my business. Why do I need a Facebook page? What will a blog really do forRead the rest of this entry

Google’s Savvy Marketing Launch of Google+

Some quick thoughts from a marketing, PR and ad perspective on Google’s just announced new foray into social networking — the terribly named Google+ (as Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land terms it*). As I tweeted earlier in the day: keithtrivitt: Prediction: Ad buyers will be all over Google+. More open analytics plus more targetedRead the rest of this entry

What does PR mean to you?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying to get a handle on what PR had become to me.  The industry is in a state of flux and evolution. Instead of the old fare cup of coffee industry that we grew up in the current state is robust with flavors that would make Starbucks blush.Read the rest of this entry

When Did You Last Camp with Hundreds of Followers?

When I first heard Coleman’s latest television spot, which touts the camping supply manufacturer as the inventor of the ‘original social networking site’, I thought, ‘Wow. That’s smart.’ Then I listened to it again. And again. And, I thought, ‘Wow. That’s not entirely right.’ At first blush, it seems like a great theory. The ideaRead the rest of this entry

Dear Flack – Stay Seasoned during a PR Dry Spell

[We received this question on a recent blog post about short job stints] Dear Flack, How does one stay active in the PR/marketing world and keep up their skills when they’re unemployed? This may be a bit off topic, but I was late to the other unemployment posting, so I thought I’d ask here sinceRead the rest of this entry

The Done Thing on Foursquare

I just joined Foursquare last month at the urging of a friend who lives in Brooklyn. “This way I can see if you’re ever in the neighborhood, and we can hang out,” he said. I muttered something about calling him if I wanted to hang out, but whatever. I’m nothing if not curious, so a-FoursquaringRead the rest of this entry

Flack In Training – Volume II

After I was “laid-off” from the job that never was, I dove right into my search for a new position. Begrudgingly, of course, since I hadn’t thought I would need to do one in the first place. I was surprisingly optimistic about it, thinking that my experience would help get me a job relatively fast.Read the rest of this entry